Buffalo National River Partners

Working To Protect & Preserve America’s First National River

About BNRP

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park... Read more →

BNR Press Release: Public Input Sought for Road Repair Projects at Buffalo National River, April 22

Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – The National Park Service is working with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs in Erbie, located in Newton County, Arkansas. Heavy rain and flooding over a three day period in May of 2015 caused extensive damage to Compton-Erbie Road (County Road 19), County Road 57, and Erbie Campground Road (County Road 79). The proposed... Read more →

National Park Service Announces 2018 Rural Fire Readiness Grant Recipients

This year the Arkansas National Parks Fire Management Group is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) grant program. The RFR grant program provides funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Wildland Fire Management, to rural fire departments and fire associations that respond to wildland fire... Read more →

March BRWA Newsletter

Some highlights from the March BRWA newsletter: Bills introduced into a special session of the Arkansas legislature threatened to undermine due process related to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s decision to deny a permit to C&H Hog facility located within the Buffalo  River Watershed.  Public pressure resulted in major changes to the final bill which became Act 10. The... Read more →

Buffalo National River Press Release, Construction Delays at Buffalo Point, March 9, 2018

Construction Delays of a New Waste Water Treatment Facility at Buffalo Point and Campground Closures Buffalo National River is currently upgrading utilities that service the Buffalo Point Campground. The flush restrooms, shower facilities, and dump station at Buffalo Point will remain closed until the infrastructure upgrades are completed later this spring. Portable toilets will be available for visitors to use... Read more →